Emily Mendenhall

Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor, Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Emily Mendenhall, PhD, MPH is a medical anthropologist and Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is the author of Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV (2019, Cornell) and Syndemic Suffering: Social Distress, Depression, and Diabetes among Mexican Immigrant Women (2012, Routledge). She has written four dozen articles at the boundaries of anthropology, psychology, medicine, and public health and led a Series of articles on Syndemics in The Lancet. In 2017, Dr. Mendenhall was awarded the George Foster Award for Practicing Medical Anthropology by the Society for Medical Anthropology.

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